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  • Mississippi River-based line debuted in April 2012
  • Two-ship fleet includes world's largest paddlewheel steamboat
  • Inclusive pricing: dinner drinks, tours, precruise hotel
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62 American Queen Steamboat Company River Cruise Reviews

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BeeZee Roadtrotter
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So "Happy" we chose The American Empress Riverboat tour of the Columbia River this September 2014. It was a perfect weather, perfect staff & accommodations trip. From the very start, the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver was gracious and ... Read more
fudgbug
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
The cruise has you start in Spokane, WA where you spend one night at the Doubletree City Center. The hotel is comfortable and has a very good, though a bit expensive, Spencer's Steakhouse. The hotel is located so that you can walk to ... Read more
karenseastar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had the loveliest time sailing on the American Empress June 15-22, 2014. My mother and I had both enjoyed steamboat sailings on the Mississippi and we looked forward to this one, closer to home in Vancouver, Canada. We were not ... Read more
TexasRCH
Member Since 2009
1 review
94 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have taken 16 cruises and this was the worst one yet. But before I get to the problems, I will cover the general items. This cruise started in Cincinnati with an over night stay at the Hilton on June 27 then cruised the Ohio ... Read more
starman1942
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There are those of us who long for the romance of travel in a bygone era. We were born too late. We search for the opportunity of riding the rails behind a true steam engine in passenger cars from over 100 years ago. And there are those of ... Read more
Happy Canadian
Member Since 2009
1 review
237 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Trip started with an overnight stay in Memphis at the Hilton. Hotel was in East Memphis but was within walking distance of a small mall so convenient for picking up last minute items at Target. Food at hotel restaurant was very good and ... Read more
PostCruise
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our second voyage on the American Queen. Like in the past, this was just as incredible. As you step aboard the American Queen you are instantly transformed back in time. The public areas are just beautiful. The boat is well ... Read more
dsinnock
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
We started the trip off at the Hilton Hotel in New Orleans the night before the cruise. The cruise company had representatives there that afternoon who were very helpful and informative. You checked in for your cruise the following morning ... Read more
Rosethorn40
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1,049 forum post
1 helpful vote
Yes, this cruise was in April, and it is now July, but I wanted to see if a few months would change the way I felt about the trip-Short Answer-No. A little background: I am 53, DH is 57. While we have been on a number of traditional ... Read more
ABQTraveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Having just returned from a 7 day cruise on the American Queen, plus a pre-night Hilton hotel stay, my wife and I certainly agree that the boat (it’s hard not to call it a ship, with its 400+ passenger capacity) is a lovely, ... Read more
SLOduck
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
110 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
American Queen Steamboat 2/22/14 - 3/1/14 (for photos, go to www.PricelessCruising.com) We recently returned from a 9-day cruise on the American Queen Steamboat, round trip from New Orleans from Feb. 22nd to March 1st. The weather in ... Read more
ddcruiser
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
203 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After 15 or 20 ocean cruises, we were not sure what to expect. The American Queen exceeded our expectations in every way--comfort, food, entertainment, excursions, staff professionalism and kindness. The theme of our cruise was "big band" ... Read more
bobprincess
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
American Queen New Year's Cruise departing Memphis to New Orleans December 28, 2013 It is unconscionable what has happened on this cruise. Especially one that costs almost $8000 for two persons -- very overpriced! This was supposed to be ... Read more
muth cruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Absoutely the worst cruise I have ever been on, overpriced, poor food quality/selection, poor coordination by management and dirty rooms with peeling wallpaper, broken heaters, dirty floors and a bathroom door that had to be held open with ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
30 reviews
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have long wished to take a Riverboat cruise and so I went with American Queen on a 6 day Ohio River cruise. American Queen starts your tour with an overnight in the originating city, Pittsburg in this case. We stayed in luxury ... Read more
Beatriz9
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Loved this river cruise from the moment we stepped on board in Memphis to a Dixie band welcome, to the moment we stepped off at the end in New Orleans. The boat is lovely with superb décor throughout, lots of polished wood and ... Read more
MaryMaryQ
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
We recently took the American Queen Steamboat from New Orleans to Memphis.We loved everything about it: the crew, the ports, the food, the entertainment, the accommodations. The American crew was very friendly and professional. They were ... Read more
gurdon
Member Since 2009
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have done River Cruises in Europe before, but this was our first in the USA, There are some differences in this inclusive cruise package depending on where you book - my friends booked through the National Trust and my wife and I ... Read more
dbm2000
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed March 2013
The American Steamboat Company AKA American Queen takes care of everything. All excursions are included, although it also offers the option of taking additional paid excursions. One particularly nice feature is the hop-on hop-off buses ... Read more
Sailer217
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The good: The boat is beautiful. Cruising down the Mississippi from Saint Louis to New Orleans was a wonderful experience. The entertainment throughout the boat, performers and musicians, was excellent. The land tours were very good, ... Read more
fudgbug
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The inside cabin 369 was comfortable, but claustrophobic at 132 sq. ft. You barely had enough room to walk along one side of the queen size bed and in the area between the end of the bed, closet, vanity and drawers. The bathroom was good ... Read more
VikingExplorer
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm an active mature solo traveler, and experience with 36 cruises. I took Amtrak to the embarkation port of St. Paul, MN, and the train was better than the cruise. This cruise was a three-night round-trip Mississippi River cruise from ... Read more
travel_lady
Member Since 2006
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The American Queen Steamboat Company has only been operating since April of this year (2012) and with a financial contractural mandate to staff the ship with at least 30% Memphis-residents, they definitely have a learning curve regarding ... Read more
Mmlyn
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2012
We selected this cruise because we had signed on with Public TV. It was a theme cruise on the Civil War. I still do not know what is civil about any war. We arrived in New Orleans and walked over to the French Quarter and had a very ... Read more
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Uncle Bernie
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A few weeks ago, Carol and I had the pleasure of sailing on the American Queen Steamboat as it sailed on the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh. Our cruise was an extremely enjoyable experience in virtually every respect, and it was ... Read more

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